Don't know much about history? There's a fair for that. Hop the horse-drawn carriage over to the Blue Ox Millworks for the May Day Living History and Artisan Faire on Saturday, May 3 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. ($10, $9 with nonperishable food donation, free to kids under 12).
See how folks used to do things in the old days, like spin wool, bang out iron, whittle wood, glaze ceramics and weave on a loom. You can even try your hand at a few crafts and sing a chantey or two. The kids can keep busy with activities, face painting, balloon animals, a Maypole and a puppet show, and everybody can tap their feet to the music.
Just scan the mighty lineup: The No Good Redwood Ramblers, Good Company, The Tumbleweeds, The Compost Mountain Boys, Striped Pig Stringband, Kenny Ray And the Mighty Rovers, The Belles of the Levee, Joe Garceau, Morgan Corviday Hollis and Mo Hollis, Jeff Kelley and Friends, Sam McNeill, Bud Rogers, Papa Paul Fowler, Sarah Torres, Tamlyn McDonald, Norman Bradford and Patrick Clark, The Mad River Rounders, Raising Grain, The Sierra Rose Band, Mon Petit Chou, Moonsong and Harvey Raider and the Four Chords of Redwood.
If all the stomping and clapping wear you out, freshen up with a local microbrew and a plate of barbecue from the cookshack. Proceeds from this trip to the past go to Blue Ox Youth and Community Radio — a little something for the future.